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I didn't realize the chimney crown was in such...

I didn't realize the chimney crown was in such bad shape. I've called a chimney repair company to get an estimate. Do you have any ballpark on how much this should cost so I know I'm not getting...
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I think there is enough slack to widen the flue a...

I think there is enough slack to widen the flue a little bit. Is there any way I could restore the flue with some sort of compound?
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Can't secure chimney cap

Our chimney cap blew off during a windstorm. I went up there to secure it, but whenever I tightened the set screws, parts of the brick (circled in red) would break off. Now the set screws have...
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Great idea! I will test continuity on other pairs...

Great idea! I will test continuity on other pairs tomorrow and see if I can swap.
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I got the phone jack by the modem working again!...

I got the phone jack by the modem working again! I undid some of the splicing and was able to find out which pair was shorting. By removing that highlighted green wire, the short was gone and the...
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Thank you for the guidance. I just went through...

Thank you for the guidance. I just went through and tested continuity at each phone jack in the house. All of the jacks gave me infinite resistance except for the main jack where the modem hooks up...
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I just connected the modem to the jack and then...

I just connected the modem to the jack and then tested every jack in the house with a phone line tester. Each one has power, so that's good. Some gave me a "line reversed" warning. If the jacks have...
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Optimum VoIP - Phones off hook after thunderstorm

Background info:
Using optimum VoIP.
Cable modem on 2nd floor has always been hooked up to a telephone jack and that enabled every other jack in the house with a telephone signal.

There was a...
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I didn't...

Thanks for all the help everyone.

I didn't use any teflon tape since I figured the washer was meant to do the sealing. Oh yeah, this is a flexible braided supply line made of some polymer, not...
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Faucet Supply Line Question

Hey everyone,

My bathroom faucet was leaking from the compression fitting on the supply line to the hot water pipe. I bought a new supply line, installed it last night, and that leak is gone.
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I forgot to ask one more thing...would the motor...

I forgot to ask one more thing...would the motor or anything else have been damaged since we let the burner run when the tank was empty? Not sure if that hurt anything.
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Grady, you're a lifesaver. I'm gonna go out and...

Grady, you're a lifesaver. I'm gonna go out and buy a new capacitor, cad cell, and control box tomorrow and hopefully that fixes everything. Is there anything else you would suggest replacing? ...
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I have a feeling the motor isn't the problem...

I have a feeling the motor isn't the problem either since it sounded perfectly fine.

So, when I removed the control box, there were two prongs sticking out that were meant fit into two sockets on...
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I also saw that a solenoid listed on the supply...

I also saw that a solenoid listed on the supply website. Is that something I might need? Not sure, just asking.
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Nevermind, found the control box: Patriot...

Nevermind, found the control box:

Patriot Supply - 7001029 (http://www.patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/4135)

That seems to be the part, right? Where does the photocell/eye plug in? ...
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Grady, thank you so much for your reply! I...

Grady, thank you so much for your reply!

I agree with you. Here's something. I just turned it on by pushing the reset button and it came on. I then proceeded to take the relay off (that's the...
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I'm starting to think it might be the capacitor...

I'm starting to think it might be the capacitor after doing some more reading since the motor does not make a winding noise... I feel like it's a really small part that is causing the problem. The...
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Question about Riello F5 motor...only turns on when I knock on the side

Hey everyone,

We have a Riello F5 and it won't turn on without hitting the restart button. It tends to hum and then only fires when you give the side of the case a little knock. What does this...
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